Answer cancer and gateway working in partnership to create a bowel cancer screening awareness campaign with their service users.

Rochdale Gateway centre has been an operational charitable organisation for over 25 years. Over the years they have expanded to managing five different sites, providing respite provision, and ensuring service users lead a wholesome lifestyle, in the way of actively accessing all integrated leisure, education, employment and living opportunities in the community.

Answer Cancer supported Pauline Duffy at the Rochdale centre to raise awareness around bowel cancer screening. After running a successful awareness session around Bowel Cancer with Answer Cancer Engagement officer, Kirit Patel, they went on to co-design a leaflet with various service users about the signs and symptoms and why it is important to attend your screening.

The aim of this work is to facilitate the service users to have a conversation with their loved ones about cancer screening, and also to use the leaflets created to raise awareness amongst their extended family and friends.